The evaluation of different roles for domestic social robots

M.M.A. de Graaf, Soumaya Ben Allouch

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Abstract

Robotics researchers foresee that robots will become ubiquitous in our natural environments, such as our homes. For a successful diffusion of social robots, it is important to study the user acceptance of such robots. In an online survey, we have investigated the acceptance of three different possible roles for domestic social robots and the preferred appearance. The results show that, although most people prefer a humanoid robot for domestic purposes, the role for which a social robot is build affects the choice for a robotic appearance made by potential future users. When comparing the acceptance of the three different roles, people evaluate the companion robot more negatively on the different acceptance variables. Implications of these results are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
Place of PublicationKobe
PublisherIEEE
Pages676-681
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan
Duration: 31 Aug 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 24

Conference

Conference2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015
Abbreviated titleRO-MAN
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period31/08/154/09/15

Keywords

  • METIS-311267
  • IR-96865

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